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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Novamarines


The Novamarines are a second founding Ultramarines successor, and are thus very strict adherents of the Codex Astartes. They have the advantage of maintaining many pieces of equipment from their founding, including a full compliment of Terminator armor for the First Company and a large number of Dreadnoughts, as well as a supply of early patterns of Predators, Vindicators, and Whirlwinds. Finally, the Novamarines maintain strong ties with the Deathwatch, and many of their veterans have served in the Deathwatch. As such, the Novamarines should be played as a balanced marine force, but with a bias toward Terminators or Sternguard.

Mordaci Blaylock

Mordaci Blaylock is the Captain of the Novamarines’ First Company. He’s got the statline of a standard Captain and wears Terminator armor. He carries a storm bolter and a chainfist, so he’s fairly solid in combat and against vehicles. 


As befits a First Company Captain, Blaylock comes into his own when leading a Terminator heavy force. He makes every Terminator and Terminator Assault squad in the army scoring. In addition, and Terminator squad he joins can choose to pass or fail any Morale test they have to make and can never be pinned. This can give your army a very strong scoring presence, removing the standard Space Marine reliance on Tactical squads for scoring. If you want a Terminator heavy list while maintaining the flexibility of Codex: Space Marines, Mordaci Blaylock makes it possible.

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know that about Blaylock. I'm going to have to include him in my army now!

    Ron, From the Warp

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  2. I'm happy it helped. My whole idea with this series was to present the different Chapters and characters in such a way that readers could figure out if they're interested in them without having to buy both Badab War books (awesome but really expensive).

    I really like Blaylock, as he's not too flashy but has the capacity to really change how an army plays. I really look forward to seeing your figure for him!

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